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The Doctor Game

Gifford-Jones: Do not take liberties with the Gods

What could solve many of the world’s problems this holiday season? There’s no more sage advice than the words, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Gifford-Jones: Just say 'NO' or just say 'Yes'

Nancy Reagan, wife of Ronald Reagan, former President of the United States, sent a direct, simple message to those who were tempted to take illegal drugs. Her advice was “Just say ‘NO’”.

Gifford-Jones: How to reverse pre-disease

Samuel Johnson once remarked, “Nothing sharpens the wit so much as the knowledge you’re going to be hanged in the morning.

Gifford Jones: Heart failure = 2.1 to 5 years of life

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves”. Shakespeare wrote this over 400 years ago. The immortal bard could easily be referring to the epidemic of congestive heart failure (CHF) in this country.

Gifford Jones: What no one tells you about mammography

It’s been said that, “All would be well if there were no buts”. Unfortunately, for women there have always been several crucial “buts” about the benefits of mammography.

Gifford Jones: Minor surgery that ends in disaster

There is one fundamental rule in surgery, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.

Gifford-Jones: Protein: What don't you know?

Fads in clothing come and go. Women’s skirts go up and then get longer. Men’s pants get wide and then narrower. Fads also occur in medicine. In the 1980’s it was “low fat” for packaged foods and weight loss diets.

Gifford Jones: Does Justin Trudeau wear short or long pants?

Congratulations to Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister Elect of Canada. He’s young, handsome, carries a famous name, demonstrated he has an ear for what the public is clamoring for, and now has the most vital weapon of all, power.

Gifford Jones: No more prime rib and mashed potatoes?

Why is it that so many things are bad for you these days? We know that too much sugar, salt and calories are a bad combination for longevity. Now, the health publication, Nutrition Action, says red meat increases the risk of several major diseases.

Gifford-Jones: What's my dream on my 40th?

To dream of what might be is a good thing. Martin Luther King had a great dream but only some of his dream has been realized. The U.S.